A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland, Divided into Provinces, 1794 by John Rocque



Title

A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland, Divided into Provinces, 1794

Artist

John Rocque

Ref GM432
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 24" x 30" (60 x 76 cm)
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Description  
This is one of the most important historic maps of Ireland and has a charming lengthy title, “A map of the Kingdom of Ireland, divided into provinces, counties and baronies. Shewing the archbishopricks, bishopricks, cities, boroughs, market towns, villages, barracks, mountains, lakes, bays, rivers, bridges, ferries, passes, also the great, the branch & the by post roads together with the inland navigation, by J. Rocque, Chorographer to His Majesty. (London, printed for Robt. Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, 1790)” The map was published in an atlas issued in 1790, which was promoted as “a general atlas describing the whole universe; being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the latest discoveries. The whole being an improvement of the maps of d’Anville and Robert”. The maps for the atlas were engraved on 63 copper plates by Thomas Kitchin Sr and his colleagues in London, and the entire atlas was printed for Robert Sayer, who was based in Fleet Street. John Rocque himself had died in 1762 and the version which appeared in the atlas was therefore first issued after his death, but his name was still an influential one in the world of cartography, based upon his official role as cartographer to the Prince of Wales.